This course discusses the latest techniques and information in determining origin and cause of various types of fire for all levels of fire suppression personnel. Fire suppression personnel are the primary witness to the behavior of a fire during suppression operations. This provides suppression personnel the ability to identify and preserve items that can lead to an accurate origin and cause determination. The fire officers and suppression personnel can provide valuable information to fire and arson investigators and/or law enforcement personnel by gathering information and protecting potential evidence early on during the incident.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
For classroom activities, students must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress.
Participant Must Provide
Textbook: IFSTA Introduction to Fire Origin and Cause (4th ed)
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.
TopicsRoles & Responsibilities+Safety+Fire Dynamics+Scene Security+Identifying & Preserving Evidence+Origin Determination+Cause Determination
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsState Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)